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The members of this group will explore OLA's Curriculum Resource Guide together. Our aims and objectives in this work are varied. 1. We will engage in productive, thoughtful discussions about the guide in order to understand its role in our ELE programs. 2. We will examine how current trends in the field of second language acquisition inform our work as educators. 3. We will determine how the guide can support the creation of up-to-date, research-based ELD curricula that meets the needs of today's English learners. The course discussion will take place on GoodReads. Use the following link to join! https://bit.ly/2sQXiF2 Participants will also need to download a copy of the Next Generation Curriculum Guide found on the MA DESE website: http://www.doe.mass.edu/ele/instruction/ More
Starts Starts: 2/24/2020 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: Online
Location Location:
Status Status: 37 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 45 seats
 
Participants will develop a deep understanding how five research-based strategies (ask yourself questions, sentence frames and starters, annotation, the Four R's and turn-and-talks) can be used to help students with learning disabilities develop mathematical thinking. They will learn about six accessibility areas (conceptual processing, visual-spatial processing, language, attention, organization and memory) math learners must use when doing mathematics. They will see how the essential strategies support students as they work in each of the accessibility areas by engaging in two instructional routines designed to develop quantitative reasoning. Student Learning Outcomes: This Twelve-hour course will provide participants with five research-based strategies to help students with learning disabilities learn how to think and reason mathematically. Participants will leave: Understanding what it looks like when students reason mathematically – quantitatively, structurally, and through repetition. Knowing 5 essential strategies to engage students, support their development of mathematical thinking, and develop independence. Ready to support each and every learner to develop as mathematicians. More
Starts Starts: 3/10/2020 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 45 seats
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This course is completed entirely online in 5 weekly sessions. Through reading, online discussions and a final project, participants will examine the legislation protecting ELs' education rights, the foundational principles of SEI, ELE programming in Massachusetts, and an overview of SEI lesson planning. There will be 5 weeks of content with some additional time built in for completion of the final product. Participants are able to log in weekly at their convenience. Participants will receive 15 PDPs for successful completion of this course. More
Starts Starts: 3/11/2020 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: Online
Location Location:
Status Status: 30 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
 
With up to one in four children struggling with anxiety in this county, overwhelmed adults are in need of a new approach as well as an effective and easy-to-implement toolkit of strategies that work.


Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, work engagement, and self-monitoring. Participants will receive a copy of Jessica's book "The Behavior Code Companion".




This program has been approved for 5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons School of Social Work Authorization Number D80529.


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Starts Starts: 3/9/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 39 seats
Class full
 
The SEEM Collaborative has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide the full and administrator SEI Endorsement courses for cost. This is an ESE approved route to SEI Endorsement for all educators who have ELs and their supervisors. 

The Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) Teachers Endorsement course is designed to help equip teachers to address the needs of a multilingual and multicultural student population by training teachers in research-proven practices for working with English Learners (ELs). During the course, teachers are expected to practice instructional strategies grounded in SEI research both in the endorsement course and in their classrooms. Teachers will also be encouraged to sustain and develop their SEI practices over time through a variety of professional growth opportunities. This course is designed to promote continuous improvement in educator practice and to build teachers' confidence and familiarity with instructional methodology for working with English Learners. Upon successful completion of the course, participating teachers will receive an SEI endorsement and 67.5 PDPs. 

3 Graduate Credits are available through American International College for an additional cost of $200.  Participant manuals may be purchased for $20 or participants can print their own (160 pages). 

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must have access to a classroom for the course assignments and must have basic computer skills in order to navigate the online portal. Also, due to the rigor, pace, and intensity of the course, which leads to an Endorsement from the State, participants may not miss more than two sessions. Missing more than two class sessions will result in a withdrawal grade. 



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Starts Starts: 2/26/2020 4:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 13
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 31 seats
Class full
 
This PD will provide an overview of a blended Social Emotional Learning/Acculturation course which was co designed and co facilitated with a group of ELL students to help newcomers transition to the United States. In the course, we specifically strengthened coping skills to aid in the acculturation process, so we could be more kind to ourselves and each other. Topics covered were: Week 1: Who are you? What are your strengths? Week 2: School Expectations/Education in the United States Week 3: United States culture and your Native culture Week 4: Health Care and Mental Health Week 5: Self Care and Coping Skills Week 6: Navigating the United States (bus/train/bank accounts/apartments) Week 7: Immigration and how to find a lawyer. Week 8: Jobs and Careers (applications, resumes, cover letters, interviews) Week 9: Trade School or College (electric/plumbing/mechanics or academics) Week 10: Final Projects The first PD date will provide an overview with application and planning time for how to incorporate ideas from the PD into your classroom. Our second PD date will focus on reflection of our implementation, revision, and next steps. More
Starts Starts: 5/5/2020 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 2
Location Location:
Status Status: 25 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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